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Finds from last hunt
Posted by: Atlas
Date: May 08, 2017 12:00PM
Well I thought I would follow up my battery posts with a finds post.

Got out to a local lake the other day last week. It's been cold but there was a break in the weather. I was hopping that the winter storms had stirred things up a bit and I think they did. The water is up a bit and so even though I was in the water I was hunting what had been dry beach last year. So the theory was that the waves will now cut down on that old dry beach area and stir things up a bit and perhaps erode down to deeper levels that we couldn't hunt previously (greater than a foot).

ATX ran great and I was digging everything hi/lo -- lo/hi. I found a pocket and the coins were coming first and were concentrated in one area. Some Grennies and 1 wheat with no date. Then came the earrings and then finally that gold ring (first of the year) :wiggle:

I worked it pretty hard cross gridding and mostly dug the stronger and mid strength signals. I retrieved a fair number of bobby pins but am trying to clean the area out for latter hunts. I did dig a few weaker signals but left a lot of those for the next hunt. I've dug plenty of the weak "hero" signal only to find a bobby pin at a foot. Anyway plenty of time to dig those "hero" signals. I don't think the VLF's are hearing them anyway.


Re: Finds from last hunt
Posted by: Booty Hunter
Date: May 08, 2017 06:17PM
Congrats on the gold. Always good to find.

Re: Finds from last hunt
Posted by: Dancer
Date: May 18, 2017 07:43AM
Not too shabby. That was a nice hunt.

Re: Finds from last hunt
Posted by: Atlas
Date: May 18, 2017 12:22PM
Thanks for the kind words.

We love the ATX for hunting areas of high mineralization. The CTX on the same beach shows suggested sensitivity level down to 1 and mostly in the single digits . Lots of black sand. Layer upon layer and thick but the ATX cuts right through. No problem getting an easy foot on coin sized targets --> and deeper.

Plannin on heading out tomorrow.

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